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In order to help meet the needs of older adults during the COVID-19 crisis, the Barnstable Council on Aging is happy to announce a new initiative which will provide Grab & Go breakfast and lunch to Barnstable residents over the age of 60. We hope this effort will serve as an additional safety mechanism for older adults who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. The program is designed to ensure proper nutrition for older adults, and in addition to addressing food insecurity, will also help those who drive but may feel uncomfortable going to grocery stores.

Beginning Monday, March 23, meals will be distributed curbside from the front entrance of the Barnstable Adult Community Center, Monday through Friday, from 10am-12pm.  This is a pick-up service, and participants will not need to leave their cars. There are no reservations, and distribution will be on a first-come/first-serve basis. Strict safety protocols will be followed.

Should you or someone you know be homebound and  in need of a home-delivered meal, please contact Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands (ESCCI) about the Meals on Wheels program. Simply call the ESCCI Information & Referral lines at 508-394-4630 or 1-800-244-4630.

Our thanks to the generous support and collaboration of the Barnstable Public Schools Department, specifically Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown and Food Service Director Dave Badot, who have made this program possible.

Please call us at 508-862-4750 with any questions.